The Snowman soundtrack | SOUNDTRACK of the week

happy snowman scarf hatMovie: The Snowman
Movie year: 1982
Score composer: Howard Blake
"Walking in the Air" singer: Peter Auty

"I remember that winter because it brought the heaviest snow that I had ever seen. Snow had fallen steadily all night long, and in the morning I awoke in a room filled with light and silence. The whole world seemed to be held in a dream-like stillness. It was a magical day, and it was on that day I made the Snowman."
Raymond Briggs


Psalm 91 | PSALM of the week

birds flying in skyHe that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress:
my God; in him will I trust.
Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler,
and from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover thee with his feathers,
and under his wings shalt thou trust:
his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night;
nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness;
nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
A thousand shall fall at thy side,
and ten thousand at thy right hand;
but it shall not come nigh thee.

Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold
and see the reward of the wicked.
Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge,
even the most High, thy habitation;
there shall no evil befall thee,
neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
For he shall give his angels charge over thee,
to keep thee in all thy ways.
They shall bear thee up in their hands,
lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder:
the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him:
I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
He shall call upon me, and I will answer him:
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him, and honour him.
With long life will I satisfy him,
and shew him my salvation.

"A mighty fortress is our God,
  A bulwark never failing:
Our helper He, amid the flood
  Of mortal ills prevailing."
Martin Luther (Hedge's translation)


"The Road Goes Ever On" | SONG of the week

Movie: The Fellowship of the Ring
Instrumental composer: Howard Shore
"May It Be" composers: Enya & Roma Ryan
"May It Be" singer: Enya
"In Dreams" composer: Howard Shore
"In Dreams" lyrics: Fran Walsh
"In Dreams" singers: Edward Ross & a boy choir

"Travel far from home can help you better understand what home is all about."
Rick Steves


"Let All Things Now Living" | HYMN of the week

autumn Longford Park Stretford Manchester UKWords: Katherine Davis
Tune name: Ash Grove (a traditional Welsh melody)

Let all things now living 
a song of thanksgiving 
to God the Creator triumphantly raise, 
who fashioned and made us, 
protected and stayed us, 
who guides us and leads to the end of our days. 
His banners are o’er us, 
his light goes before us, 
a pillar of fire shining forth in the night, 
till shadows have vanished 
and darkness is banished, 
as forward we travel from light into light.

His law he enforces; 
the stars in their courses 
and sun in its orbit obediently shine; 
the hills and the mountains, 
the rivers and fountains, 
the deeps of the ocean proclaim him divine. 
We too should be voicing 
our love and rejoicing; 
with glad adoration a song let us raise, 
till all things now living 
unite in thanksgiving: 
to God in the highest, hosanna and praise!

"Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord.
Praise ye the Lord."
Psalm 150:6


how to show dates in Google search results | HOW-TO of the week

Sometimes, you might want to know the date of a webpage. This information can be hard to find, but there is a way to show the dates of webpages in Google search results. This feature can be especially helpful if you're trying to cite a website for a paper (using MLA, for instance) and can't find any dates listed on the site itself.

To begin, go to Google and search for something. If you're trying to figure out the date of a specific webpage, type in a phrase you know will bring up that page.

Here are my results for "Martha Snell Nicholson":

Now, select the URL of the current Google search page. At the very end of that URL, type or paste the following:


Load the new URL, and results should appear with their corresponding dates:

"collect as much of the following information as possible both for your citations and for your research notes:
. . .
publishing date"
Purdue Online Writing Lab (about MLA citations)


HWV 294 | CONCERTO of the week

Concerto: Harp Concerto in B-flat major, Op. 4, No. 6 (HWV 294)
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Video's orchestra: The English Concert

"Handel . . . wrote a harp concerto that, in various editions, has become an important edition to the modern concert harp repertoire."
Roslyn Rensch


Old Man Drive Thru Confusion | COMEDY SKETCH of the week

It's National Sandwich Day in the U.S.A.

Show: Studio C
Cast: Stephen Meek and Natalie Madsen
Director: Jared Shores
Producer: Jared Shores and Diane Mayne
Writer: Mallory Everton
Editor: Yurii Hydrick
Date published: October 5, 2015

"Lots and lots of toadybatons"

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